Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bye Bye Luck Cabin


I have been preparing to leave the Luck cabin.... not just for the winter, not for a vacation, not for a weekend.... forever.
It was not an easy decision after everything i put into it, but i guess i am living up to the Gypsy nickname my parents have given me. A slow nomad, going from forest to forest... and then...
pass it on.
Each one.
Passing it to the next runner. The family who is taking over the Luck Cabin could not have been anymore perfect... they have a great respect for the forest, as a whole, and as each organism that comes together to make it function, that makes it what nature intended it to be. They will cherish this micro climate, with all its rare plants, and invisible animals (who only leave evidence of their lives rather then show themselves)...
............
I will leave my goodbye at that. So much could be said, it could be its own novel - but i have cried enough tears saying my goodbyes, and now I look into a open future again.
Searching for another place, to call home.
A search that has already lead me to many secret & strange tucked away places -
and each one holds bit by bit a puzzle piece to the whole i want to take root.... a bigger picture, my own personal perfection. And i have made the lists ..... the lists, always come to fruition, for better or sometimes for worse. And that is why.... before making wishes, be sure you want to get what you want. I made two this week, with two pennies - and just went ahead and repeated the first wish twice. Insure my intention.

For now (while moving), i am going to roll with the adventure part. Maybe not even roll with it, but roll IN it, Eat it, breathe it, love it, let it scare me, let it soothe me, let it open itself up to me. Let it make me laugh, let the giggles come, the horror, the disappointment leading to more unknown. I will take it all, exhausted or smiling. Cause i can't stop watching.


Xoxoxox

9 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

Leslie, On one level, I am sorry to see you go. I so enjoyed reading of your adventures at the Luck Cabin. I'm a firm believer in letting go and being open to the next adventure waiting down the road whenever it calls. I'm glad you found someone to whom the Luck Cabin will mean much. Will the animals ,Juju and such, stay with them?

Godspeed, dear girl, stay well and happy and perhaps someday you'll blog again, about your new adventure and I hope you'll let us know if and when that day arrives.

Teresa

jason said...

I hope everything goes well with new adventures. Lots of happiness for you. :)

Kim @ HousetoHomestead said...

I'm happy that you are moving on from something that turned out to not be right for you. All the best, and I will look forward to hearing about your next adventures!

Joan said...

Thank you for the memories. It has been a privilege to follow your adventures at Luck Cabin. Juju and the hens and all. It was so wonderful. I've danced with you and laughed with you and cried with you. May your life adventure be more and more wonderful. Stay well and happy and... blog on! From NZ ...Kia ora and kia kaha!

HazeyWolf said...

Howdy buckaroo! I only discovered your blog a few months ago, but read and delighted in every single post. Thank you so much for sharing your journey - what an incredible adventure! You are a beautiful and noble spirit and a profoundly inspiring person.

Its truly a privilege to encounter the insights and moments in life that you've shared! Thanks you sooooo much for doing so, and just for being you - in your moments of radiance, vulnerability, joy, perseverance, loss, and hope... You are one of the most remarkable, tough, thoughtful, empathetic, strong, intelligent, beautiful, wise, sensitive, charming, and heroic individuals one could every be blessed to encounter - even if only via your blog. You RAWK, ma'm.

I'm certain there are many others who have enjoyed sharing a glimpse of your journey who feel the same way.

We're in a freefall into future. We don't know where we're going. Things are changing so fast, and always when you're going through a long tunnel, anxiety comes along. And all you have to do to transform your hell into a paradise is to turn your fall into a voluntary act. It's a very interesting shift of perspective and that's all it is... joyful participation in the sorrows and moments bliss in this life and its vicissitudes - the universal law of change... You are more than a match for this world and its travails.

Have you ever read the poem, "Desiderata?" -

...You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive God to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. All you can learn is what your own inward life is and try to stay loyal to that. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.

Our true reality is in our identity and unity with all life. The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. Not all who hesitate are lost; the psyche has many secrets in reserve - and these are not disclosed unless required. When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness...

...Wherever you go, there you are... and that place will be beautiful, because YOU will BE there!!!

Hold fast to your dreams, and keep on truckin' ma'm! Laissez les bon temp rouler! Best wishes, love, and godspeed...

Thanks again for sharing your journey, and blessed Samhain, Miss Voodoo!

PS: keep shakin' that booty and keep yer chin up!

Stephanie Alice Rogers said...

Ah, this almost made me cry because of all the work you put into Luck Cabin and how you loved it. Beautiful words. I know you have to move on, for very good reasons! I hope you love your new super-secret hidey hole which is hopefully in the sun. <3

Amanda said...

I just want you to know how much I appreciate you having shared your life and experiences of Luck Cabin with us, your readers. You have definitely been an inspiration. I admire you and wish you the best in your future...wherever that may be :)

Yvonne Mokihana Calizar said...

Peace and continuance be with you, dear Gypsy Cajun Woodswoman. We had a good conversation last night, wondering how your journey fares. Your harvest of squash and the experiences from the Luck Cabin, grand.

I know the journey of Gypsy myself, and know how full and broad the definitions are ... Sending wishes of care and love your way Leslie.

Aloha,
Mokihana

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